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“Fabulous food and atmosphere”
Review of Mader's

Mader's
Ranked #9 of 1,586 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: German, Swiss
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Old World 3rd St. and Highland Ave.
Description: Mid-America's most honored German restaurant. Since 1902, this Milwaukee landmark has been serving American Presidents, and celebrities. America's finest German cuisine. You'll dine surrounded by a $4 million collection of medieval suits of armor, wood carvings, oil paintings, two-handed swords, crossbows and magnificent stained glass. Ranked by TripAdvisor, and every publication in our state that ranks dining spots as Wisconsin's best German restaurant. Free valet parking. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @madersrestaurant. See you soon!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Mader's for lunch on a Monday. Food was wonderful, although they were out of 1 or 2 dishes. The Ruben Rolls were supurb. If you are looking for authentic German food in the middle of Milwaukee, give Mader's a go. The atmosphere enhances your dining experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old school German restaurant. Excellent German beer and decor. Dinner was well done traditional German fare. Food was good but doesn't stand out over German restaurants I have visited in Buffalo and other cities. Decor was enough to want to come back though.

Thank pawineguy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Maders is always the same, good old home-style cooking. The brunch on Sunday is so-so, lots of pot roast type meats in warming pans, only one type of sausage. There has to be better choices for Sunday brunch for the price charged.

Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I have a German Heritage and wanted to try some German food and beer. We had Mader’s and it did not disappoint! We got the Wiener schnitzel, sausage tray, and beer cheese and pretzel chips. They were amazing! Everything was delicious! Oh and your beer can come in a Boot or Stine!

Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 7 p.m. reservation at Mader's. Posted on the door was a notification that they had an equipment failure and were closed. I understand equipment failure. I do not understand management so inconsiderate, so arrogant as to not call those who had reservations and notify them of the closure. That is a serious dereliction of duty.

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Thank Stillooking
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victor m, Owner at Mader's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

For the first time in perhaps 50 years plus we had an equipment failure causing us to close. All the employees on hand that day were frantically working to help resolve the issue ASAP. I thank you for your comment, but giving us one star for a condition beyond our control may be a severe.
Did we have your phone number?
My restaurant ranks #7 of 1400 Milwaukee
Restaurants. We work hard to achieve those results. I hope you’ll reconsider your rating.

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